you said your babe was treated for thrush on thursday, and that was only 2 days ago. BOTH of you should be treated for thrush, as it passes back and forth very easily. what treatment was your babe given? two of the most effective treatments for thrush for mama and baby are gentian violet (usually takes 3-5 days of treatment, see www.drjacknewman.com
) or liquid citricidial grapefruit seed extract (usually takes 2-5 days of treatment, see www.drjaygordon.com)
. the nipple pain could very well be from thrush in your breast. can you describe the pain a little more? is it a burning pain? like grating glass on your nipples? like a deep shooting pain into your breast? does it hurt at latch on and get more intense as nursing goes on? does it hurt more in the afternoon or evening when your milk supply is lower and baby has to work a little more for the milk? any of those types of pain (as well as other descriptions) and symptoms of pain are ones i've heard that were thrush-related.
the dr. jack newman website also has an extensive protocol and recommended actions list for how to treat thrush most effectively, i.e. eliminate refined sugars and white flour and baked goods, wash your nursing bras and any clothing that comes in direct contact with your nipples in hot water on a daily basis, etc.
sending you pain-free nursing vibes...